Farm murder of Stefan Smit (62), Stellenbosch, 2 suspects arrested

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Farm murder of Stefan Smit (62), Stellenbosch, 2 suspects arrested. Photo: FNSA
Farm murder of Stefan Smit (62), Stellenbosch, 2 suspects arrested. Photo: FNSA

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the murder of 62-year-old Stefan Smit on his wine estate in Stellenbosch on 2 June 2019, led detectives to the residences of three suspects in Bellville South, Milnerton and Wynberg respectively during the early hours of 10 December 2020, where search warrants were executed.

Two male suspects aged 50 and 56 were arrested and are due to make their court appearances in Stellenbosch on 11 December 2020, to face the murder charge against them.

A third suspect, a 54-year-old female managed to evade her arrest this morning and is being sought.

Stefan Smit was shot and killed in front of his wife and a family friend when armed suspects entered their residence through an unlocked door on the Sunday evening.

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